Lake Tahoe EIP

P063: Distribution of Ozone, Ozone Precursors and Gaseous Components of Atmospheric Nitrogen Deposition in the Lake Tahoe Basin

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Action Priority
Conduct Applied Scientific Research
U.S. Forest Service - Pacific Southwest Research Station
Primary Contact
Pat Manley (
2009 - 2013
Science Program Conduct Applied Scientific Research
This study characterized spatial and temporal distribution of ozone (O3), O3 precursors, O3 formation, and gaseous pollutants that are important contributors to atmospheric nitrogen (N) deposition in the Lake Tahoe Basin. Passive samplers were used to monitor O3, nitric oxide (NO), nitrogen dioxide (NO2), ammonia (NH3), nitric acid (HNO3) and volatile organic compounds (VOCs) on a network of 34 sites inside and outside of the basin. Using statistical and geostatistical models, distribution maps of the measured compounds were created for the entire basin.

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Threshold Categories

  • Air Quality

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